Changes coming for cybersecurity bill

06/28/2009 | PCWorld

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009, which would allow the White House to shut down parts of the Internet during a cybersecurity attack, is heading back to the drawing board as congressional leaders look to add input from private businesses. "We were trying to state the obvious: In an extreme cyberemergency or attack, the president ultimately has constitutional authority to protect the country," said Ellen Doneski, chief of staff for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. "It really wasn't meant to go beyond that."

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